Rep. Dan Swanson hosted a Veterans’ & Seniors’ Resources Fair on Thursday in Galesburg to provide local Veterans and seniors an opportunity to interact with state and local agencies available to assist them.
“We often hear the complaint that you cannot connect with agencies face-to-face and are pushed to learn more online-only, but these events allow our Veterans and seniors to make that face to face connection with services that may be helpful to them. We owe a great debt to these men and women and this is just one small way we can make sure they know about services and programs available,” said Rep. Swanson. “As a Veteran, Veteran advocate, and legislator, I am honored to host these events to help Veterans connect with services, right here in their communities that can help improve their quality of life.”
The Knox County event was the third in a series of four events Rep. Swanson hosted this week throughout the 74th Legislative District. Tuesday’s event was in Aledo midday, Wednesday’s was in Princeton late day, Thursday’s in Galesburg midday and Friday’s will be midday in Geneseo. Knox County’s event was hosted at the Galesburg Knights of Columbus Hall at 1556 E Fremont Street in Princeton. Dozens of attendees joined dozens of exhibitors representing state, local, and community agencies in providing information to Veterans and seniors in attendance. A free hotdog lunch was provided to attendees.
Member’s of the Carl Sandburg College’s Men of Distinction helped exhibitors load and unload as well as assisting with setup.